December 30, 2014

Deep North


This is actually the art installation of Chris Larson, a native of Minnesota, where of course no one is a stranger to a little chill.  A few years ago in his hometown of St.Paul, he decided to build this small cabin, and then waited for winter when the temperatures drop as low as -13 °C/ 7 °F . He then proceeded to spray it with hundreds of gallons of water, resulting in this apocalyptic scene. You know, just because … Winter is Coming! Oh, and he called it “Deep North”. The Ice Age came early for this Winter Cabin | Messy Nessy Chic


Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 30, 2014 8:01 AM
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He might be needing that cabin sooner than he thinks. Oh, wait, you say he's an artist?
Never mind, they will have rooms for him and his kind at the FEMA camps. Even free transportation.
He can do Just Because Boxcars are Rolling.

Posted by: chasmatic at December 30, 2014 8:43 AM

I remember reading a book by a missionary in Alaskan wilds, "Good Broth To Warm Our Bones" I think it was called. He described a very well-made cabin in which he had to keep a hammer handy because the air was so cold it caused the nails to back out of the wood in the walls. Brrrr!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 30, 2014 10:12 AM

Civilization is, on balance, a great advance for man, but ice-age Crow-Magnon had larger brains and bodies. We have seen that they did not lack for artistic talent, but they were in no position to let it rule them.

Now we are ruled by people who think of themselves as artists and aren't. As a great Englishman said, over-civilization and barbarism are within an inch of one another. We are at that crossroad.

Posted by: james wilson at December 30, 2014 10:45 AM

Hell, he forgot the blackened burnt rafters and scorched siding, the broken window glass and the huge slick puddles of water the firemen left when the house burned down...

Susan Lee

Posted by: Susan Lee at December 30, 2014 4:50 PM

It does look kinda staged. And what's that tank thing with a hoist? Sheesh, artists.

Posted by: chasmatic at December 31, 2014 7:47 AM